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December 14, 2011

Red Sox Sign Nick Punto to Two Year Deal

by @ 11:34 am. Filed under Uncategorized

The Red Sox signed utility infielder Nick Punto to a two year, $3 million deal.  With the departure of Jed Lowrie, Punto will most likely fill the role of utility infielder with the Red Sox.  He’s a little better defensively then Lowrie so that will be a plus.

Punto had a solid season last year with the Cardinals.  In 63 games, he finished with an .809 OPS.  That was by far the best of his career.    Still, Punto is a career .249 hitter and it’s pretty hollow at that so you can’t expect too much from him other then as a fill in.  He is a switch hitter, but his OPS is pretty much the same against lefties versus righties.  He does have a nice though and last year that helped give him a .388 OBP.

 

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